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Video series from the Youth Symposium on Menstruation
On 20 June 2023, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Host City Programme (Tātaki Auckland Unlimited) delivered the Hine O Te Kura Youth Symposium to change the game on menstrual inequity.

Over 250 students, teachers, and observers attended, which resulted in:

  • 89.5% overall event satisfaction
  • 86.8% agreed they felt more empowered to support others during their period
  • 88.3% felt more confident to speak about periods to others
  • 74.5% felt more confident to try new products
  • 62.8% felt more confident to participate in physical activity

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited has partnered with Sport New Zealand as legacy partners to host the content from the project, including:

  • Flow on Effect Series
  • Quantitative and qualitative research to inform and validate future menstrual conversations and projects
  • Education resources which will include full episodes recorded from the event and complimentary group activities

In the Flow on Effect series, hear from speakers from the HINE O TE KURA Youth Symposium on menstruation, to learn about ikura from a te ao Māori perspective, what to look for when trying to buy sustainable period products, and inclusive language to use round menstruation. Plus hear from a representative rower and former professional cricket player on their experiences menstruating and what they wish their younger selves knew.

This series is brought to you in partnership with Tātaki Auckland Unlimited. Stay tuned for more video resources coming soon.

Anna Peterson talking menstruation and being active

Retired White Fern Anna Peterson, who now works with Auckland Rugby Union, has learnt some valuable lessons as a sporting professional and having worked as a secondary school sports coordinator. She wants adults to step up and lead the way for change.

Sophie Watson (EONZ) on how to be a menstrual ally

When we talk about menstruation, what words are we using, and who are we talking to? There are simple steps we can all take to be more inclusive.

Michele Wilson on how traditional Māori views of ikura are relevant today

Ikura from a te ao Māori sense is a sacred and tapu time, as Michele Wilson, CEO of AWWA Period Care explains. 

Fern Taiapa on breaking down the stigma around menstruation

U17 Basketball rep for Counties Manukau and rower, Fern Taiapa is helping to empower her friends to have tough conversations and reframe their thinking on ikura. 

Clare Morgan on Sustainability: understanding what is good for body and planet

When considering what is good for both body and planet, Organic Initiative CEO Clare Morgan says there are some easy things to look out for. 

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